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June 8, 2016
Collinsville Study Club continues tradition of serving others
Collinsville Study Club continues tradition of serving others

The Collinsville Study Club has been a part of the town’s history since April of 1929.  Through the decades, the Study Club has followed its motto: “We study that we may serve.”  Club member Jennifer Wilkins said, “The goal of the club is to be of service to the community.”

By Madison Chamblee
June 4, 2016
Two events celebrate traditions, bring crowds to Collinsville
Two events celebrate traditions, bring crowds to Collinsville

I attended my first Collinsville planning meeting for two fall events on May 16 where I learned about two important local events: the Turkey Trot and the Quilt Walk. The meeting was held in Collinsville’s very own history museum. Board members and I sat at a handcrafted dark wood table donated by Bobby Elrod.

By Madison Chamblee
May 9, 2016
Communities Become Summer Classrooms for Living Democracy Students
Communities Become Summer Classrooms for Living Democracy Students

Four Auburn University students participating in the College of Liberal Arts’ Living Democracy initiative will begin summer adventures in Alabama communities May 9.  The 2016 Living Democracy students who will live and work for ten weeks in diverse Alabama communities are Weston Sims, Hamilton Wasnick, Madison Chamblee and Miranda Whitten. 

May 25, 2016
Attending first city council meeting informs, inspires
Attending first city council meeting informs, inspires

On Monday, May 16, I attended my first city council meeting. The meeting demonstrated local politics in action. I attended the meeting in the Collinsville Town Hall with library director Jennifer Wilkins. The lobby area was decorated with the American flag, Alabama state seal and the Alabama flag. The meeting began promptly at 6 p.m. with a brief prayer, pledge and roll call. 

By Madison Chamblee
August 6, 2015
Collinsville Provides Journey of Discovery
Collinsville Provides Journey of Discovery

I put off writing this final article and reflection about my time in Collinsville, Alabama. I kept telling myself that it’s me just being lazy.  But in reality I know that this means that my summer there has completely come to an end. 

By Crystal Rawls

Last Updated: June 23, 2020